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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 El Paredon

Guatemala

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 13° 54.994' N
Longitude: 91° 4.208' W

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 Access

From Guatemala City or Antigua it takes more or less two hours to the Spot, located on the Pacific Coast. It takes some 4 different publilc buses to reach the spot, a real hastle. From Antigua transportation can be easily booked through the recently opened EL Paredon Surf Camp.

English (Translate this text in English): From Guatemala City or Antigua it takes more or less two hours to the Spot, located on the Pacific Coast. It takes some 4 different publilc buses to reach the spot, a real hastle. From Antigua transportation can be easily booked through the recently opened EL Paredon Surf Camp.

English (Translate this text in English): From Guatemala City or Antigua it takes more or less two hours to the Spot, located on the Pacific Coast. It takes some 4 different publilc buses to reach the spot, a real hastle. From Antigua transportation can be easily booked through the recently opened EL Paredon Surf Camp.

English (Translate this text in English): From Guatemala City or Antigua it takes more or less two hours to the Spot, located on the Pacific Coast. It takes some 4 different publilc buses to reach the spot, a real hastle. From Antigua transportation can be easily booked through the recently opened EL Paredon Surf Camp.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

Webcam url 

Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Depending on your surfing skills, you have to choose a right tide time. For the begginers Mi-Tide getting-low is very fun. For the more experienced a high tide is awesome. At El Paredon Surf Camp(and offices in Antigua) they have tidal data and forecast.
There are no signs along the road that indicate how to reach it, therefore the most recommended tip would be to contact El Paredon Surf Camp, right in Antigua. They can tell you how to reach the spot or they can drive you. So far they offer basic accommodations and great food, good music, etc.

English (Translate this text in English): Depending on your surfing skills, you have to choose a right tide time. For the begginers Mi-Tide getting-low is very fun. For the more experienced a high tide is awesome. At El Paredon Surf Camp(and offices in Antigua) they have tidal data and forecast.<br />There are no signs along the road that indicate how to reach it, therefore the most recommended tip would be to contact El Paredon Surf Camp, right in Antigua. They can tell you how to reach the spot or they can drive you. So far they offer basic accommodations and great food, good music, etc.

English (Translate this text in English): Depending on your surfing skills, you have to choose a right tide time. For the begginers Mi-Tide getting-low is very fun. For the more experienced a high tide is awesome. At El Paredon Surf Camp(and offices in Antigua) they have tidal data and forecast.&lt;br &#47;&gt;There are no signs along the road that indicate how to reach it, therefore the most recommended tip would be to contact El Paredon Surf Camp, right in Antigua. They can tell you how to reach the spot or they can drive you. So far they offer basic accommodations and great food, good music, etc.

English (Translate this text in English): Depending on your surfing skills, you have to choose a right tide time. For the begginers Mi-Tide getting-low is very fun. For the more experienced a high tide is awesome. At El Paredon Surf Camp(and offices in Antigua) they have tidal data and forecast.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;There are no signs along the road that indicate how to reach it, therefore the most recommended tip would be to contact El Paredon Surf Camp, right in Antigua. They can tell you how to reach the spot or they can drive you. So far they offer basic accommodations and great food, good music, etc.

Atmosphere

This is simply the best surfing spot in Guatemala. The area as a whole is a National Park, called Sipacate-El Naranjo. It is composed by three main towns, and EL Paredon stands in the middle of those three. El Paredon basically is a fishermen community, not impacted by the modern-World standards, which makes it unique. Although there is electricity, the inhabitants of this place live on a basic level. Everyone smiles at you. There is only one Surf Camp (El Paredon Surf Camp paredon@itelgua.com)and probably the only place in Guatemala completely built and thought for the surfer. This is a new hangout place and it really looks as one of a kind. Prices are very reasonable. El Paredon Surf Camp supports a program for the conservation of the Mangrove Forest that surrounds the area and they also support the conservation of marine turtles, since those reptiles nest on that beach. The beach is composed of very thin black volcanic sand and the distance from the beach to the ocean is probably 30 meters.

English (Translate this text in English): This is simply the best surfing spot in Guatemala. The area as a whole is a National Park, called Sipacate-El Naranjo. It is composed by three main towns, and EL Paredon stands in the middle of those three. El Paredon basically is a fishermen community, not impacted by the modern-World standards, which makes it unique. Although there is electricity, the inhabitants of this place live on a basic level. Everyone smiles at you. There is only one Surf Camp (El Paredon Surf Camp paredon@itelgua.com)and probably the only place in Guatemala completely built and thought for the surfer. This is a new hangout place and it really looks as one of a kind. Prices are very reasonable. El Paredon Surf Camp supports a program for the conservation of the Mangrove Forest that surrounds the area and they also support the conservation of marine turtles, since those reptiles nest on that beach. The beach is composed of very thin black volcanic sand and the distance from the beach to the ocean is probably 30 meters.

English (Translate this text in English): This is simply the best surfing spot in Guatemala. The area as a whole is a National Park, called Sipacate-El Naranjo. It is composed by three main towns, and EL Paredon stands in the middle of those three. El Paredon basically is a fishermen community, not impacted by the modern-World standards, which makes it unique. Although there is electricity, the inhabitants of this place live on a basic level. Everyone smiles at you. There is only one Surf Camp (El Paredon Surf Camp paredon@itelgua.com)and probably the only place in Guatemala completely built and thought for the surfer. This is a new hangout place and it really looks as one of a kind. Prices are very reasonable. El Paredon Surf Camp supports a program for the conservation of the Mangrove Forest that surrounds the area and they also support the conservation of marine turtles, since those reptiles nest on that beach. The beach is composed of very thin black volcanic sand and the distance from the beach to the ocean is probably 30 meters.

English (Translate this text in English): This is simply the best surfing spot in Guatemala. The area as a whole is a National Park, called Sipacate-El Naranjo. It is composed by three main towns, and EL Paredon stands in the middle of those three. El Paredon basically is a fishermen community, not impacted by the modern-World standards, which makes it unique. Although there is electricity, the inhabitants of this place live on a basic level. Everyone smiles at you. There is only one Surf Camp (El Paredon Surf Camp paredon@itelgua.com)and probably the only place in Guatemala completely built and thought for the surfer. This is a new hangout place and it really looks as one of a kind. Prices are very reasonable. El Paredon Surf Camp supports a program for the conservation of the Mangrove Forest that surrounds the area and they also support the conservation of marine turtles, since those reptiles nest on that beach. The beach is composed of very thin black volcanic sand and the distance from the beach to the ocean is probably 30 meters.

General

There are no surfers, except those. The area and the surf camp really needs support from visitors, since the community of El Paredon is deeply involved with them and hope that surf will bring them some prosperity. Contact on e-mail is paredon@itelgua.com

English (Translate this text in English): There are no surfers, except those. The area and the surf camp really needs support from visitors, since the community of El Paredon is deeply involved with them and hope that surf will bring them some prosperity. Contact on e-mail is paredon@itelgua.com

English (Translate this text in English): There are no surfers, except those. The area and the surf camp really needs support from visitors, since the community of El Paredon is deeply involved with them and hope that surf will bring them some prosperity. Contact on e-mail is paredon@itelgua.com

English (Translate this text in English): There are no surfers, except those. The area and the surf camp really needs support from visitors, since the community of El Paredon is deeply involved with them and hope that surf will bring them some prosperity. Contact on e-mail is paredon@itelgua.com

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El Paredon
De bigp2000
6 nov. 2011
Surf El Paredon - Hi,  We spent one week surfing in El Paredon, which includes somes though paddle session against some rips and 6ft close-out waves. Every morning nice offshore conditions but propably needs some smaller Swell, so that the waves won't
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El Paredon
De alice.van1
19 août 2010
GREAT SPOT - I just had a great week of surf in Guatemala at El paredon surfcamp. I was lucky with the waves. Everyday sunshine and at nights sometimes a shower. No crowd at all and beside surfing i realeased some baby turttles, reading in a hammock, hanging ou
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El Paredon
De jcannon001
28 mai 2006
-  Waited over 5 hours at airport before ride came. We were promised pick up by Adolf. He left town, sent a broken down VW that crapped out. Had to ride taxi.  The waves were chest to head high+ glassy in morning. Strictly short board waves
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Voyage : El Paredon
De alice.van1
Du 8 août 2010 au 15 août 2010
Hey Guys, I just came back from a great surftrip at el Paredon Surfcamp, Guatemala. I had a really great trip. I am a beginner in surf, but i was lucky with the waves. the place has new owners and they are doing a great job. The staff was very
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Voyage : Guatemala El Paredon
De jcannon001
Du 27 mai 2006 au 30 mai 2006

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By Mathias , 09-09-2010

YES, visit Guatemala! - The whole coast of guatemala with it's beach breakes is certainly not the easiest place in the world to learn surfing but the surf at El Paredon is very consistent and there are always some good waves. The place itself is great, also for it's surrounding mangroves and the empty beaches! The best time for beginners is during the dry season, roughly between october/november and march. If you go there you should also have a look at the Paredon Surf House, a very nice little place that opened only a few months ago!

By Anonymous , 08-09-2010

Visit Guatemala - Hi there, mi and my girlfriend were planning on taking a trip down to guatemala and stay at the camp for a week or so. we're not that expierienced however..just used to riding small jersey waves most of the time. would guatemala be too tough for us?, what is the best month for beginners? and input would be appreciated. thanks

By Charles Davis , 28-08-2010

Great experience!! - Hi there, i whent to El Paredon this june 2010 rain season , the waves are bigs normaly in this time of the year,but we had good waves in the high tides, and the atmosphere in the beach was really good. The poeple say that the waves little small come like nov to feb.
Bye and good waves!

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